German Chancellor Merkel demands open-borders as precondition for any future EU-UK trade agreement
With German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatening U.K. with tough trade negotiations — or ‘hard Brexit, — for daring to leave the E.U., the Trump presidency has come at a very opportune time for the beleaguered British government. President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal could destroy EU’s designs, Professor Ted Malloch said, the man tapped to be the next U.S. ambassador to the E.U. in the Trump administration while talking to the British newspaper Daily Express.
Malloch, who is reportedly being vetted by the presidential transition team, was optimistic about a bilateral trade agreement once U.K. formally leaves the union. “I would hope on the day Britain triggers Article 50 [formal notification of withdrawal from the E.U.], Mrs. May will be able to announce we’ve just started discussions with the United States – an even larger market for free trade,” Malloch said.
On Monday, President-elect Trump made a similar promise with regard to a bilateral trade deal in an interview given to the British newspaper The Times:
The UK is “doing great” following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said.
In his first UK interview – with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for the Times – Mr Trump said he thought the UK was “so smart in getting out”.
Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office on Friday.
Mr Trump added: “Countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity, but I do think if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees then you wouldn’t have a Brexit.”
In Malloch’s view, President-elect Trump regards the E.U. as a “supra-national organisation that is extremely bureaucratic [and] serves the interests of elite globalists.” Daily Express writes:
Ted Malloch, who has met with Mr Trump and is being linked with the role as his EU envoy, has claimed the President-elect is “committed” to the deal and it is up to Mrs May to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty so the process can get underway.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Professor Malloch said: “I believe he is committed, as many of us have suggested to him, that such a deal could be done. And, if you want to do something you can facilitate it and it can be done in an expeditious manner.
“I would hope on the day Britain triggers Article 50, Mrs May will be able to announce we’ve just started discussions with the United States – an even larger market for free trade.”
German Chancellor Merkel wants to set an example by punishing the people of Britain for their ‘insubordination’. Last week, Merkel reiterated her stand that UK will not ‘fully access the single market without free movement of people’.
The German leader is more worried about a rearguard action by other E.U. members, especially East European countries, who are opposed to her open borders doctrine. “You can imagine how all countries will put conditions on free movement with other countries. And that would create an extremely difficult situation,” Merkel told German business leaders last October.
Yesterday, President-elect Trump criticised Chancellor Merkel’s open-door policy on migrants in an interview with German newspaper Bild. “I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals, you know, taking all of the people from wherever they come from.” In 2015 alone, Germany took in more than a million migrants from Arab and Muslim countries. Mass-migration has unleashed an epidemic of sexual assaults and a wave of Islamist terrorism in Germany.
E.U.’s tough talk on Brexit shows that Merkel and E.U. juggernauts haven’t fully grasped the changed reality around them. If President Obama was threatening to punish U.K.’s leave vote by putting it “at the back of the queue” in any future trade negotiations, President-elect Trump is offering to sign a trade deal with U.K. for the very same reason.
A European Union, coming apart at the seams under pressure from chronic currency crisis and nationalist movements from within, is in no position of offering a unified front while negotiating UK’s exit.
VIDEO: Merkel defends her stance on mass-migration, after Trump slams her refugee policy:
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